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Intelsat: Slovak Telekom expands DTH

Looking to expand its DTH services in Central Eastern Europe, multimedia operator Slovak Telekom has signed a multi-year agreement with Intelsat.

As part of the agreement, Slovak Telekom is operating multiple transponders at the Intelsat 1˚ West video neighbourhood. In addition, Intelsat’s terrestrial network, IntelsatOne, is providing an uplink from Intelsat’s Fuchsstadt, Germany teleport with fibre contribution from Bratislava and a provision for disaster recovery uplink services.

“Intelsat’s global scale and portfolio of services enabled them to rapidly respond and meet our needs for a cost-efficient solution that will deepen and expand our relationships with new and existing subscribers,” said Dušan Švalek, Slovak Telekom’s CMMO. “The prime video neighbourhood, reliability of the IntelsatOne network and benefits from the economies of scale were instrumental in our decision to move our service to Intelsat. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Intelsat going forward.”

“Slovak Telekom’s decision to move their services to Intelsat further demonstrates that 1˚ West is the orbital location of choice for the CEE region,” said Jean-Philippe Gillet, vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) sales at Intelsat (pictured). “We look forward to providing them with the capacity and solutions they need to increase their subscriber base within the region.”